March 5th, 2012,09:49 PM
yeah, there's a good chance you're using bucket EXR files. You'll need to run post conversion of some sort before you can use them at any speed in Nuke (Nuke is optimized for scanline exr)
(I use Nuke to do my post conversions... they're pretty quick to convert... depending on your disk drive speed, uncompressed is probably fastest... but zip1 is probably the best tradeoff for speed/filesize.)
Also - don't forget to be efficient in using your layers. Remove any layers you are not intending to process. ie: a blur on RGBA - fast... a blur on ALL when you have 50 layers- not quite so fast.
basic comps shouldn't take you an hour to render unless you have some 3D or heavy convolves. or a commadore 64.
Process; Compute: Situation = Unacceptable; /// > Compute: Solution ... > Locating File: Understanding.exe... > ERROR: File not found /// > ... ... ... System = Crashing Process; Load: Default File; ... > Locating File: Rage.exe... > File Found /// > Executing